“Bread and Circus” referred to they way the Roman emperor would hand out cheap food and entertainment as a way to gain popularity with the common people. And yet today, it’s this same model that should replace the lingering plague of 30-second TV spots.
Panels, pundits, talking heads and trolls. No, it's not an open casting call for a new season of Game of Thrones; it's our current hypercritical media environment. And its latest victim? Logo design.
It's not every day that an important American designer gets his first biography. This is why I'm excitedly on the lookout for "John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life."
"TipoItalia" is published by the dedicated curators and scholars at Tipoteca Italiana, and "The Quarterly" is published by Design Observer.
Magazine advertising, especially in the postwar '40s and early '50s, presented the lily-white world in a neat mythic package.
A recent Wonder Woman cover by Neal Adams has drawn criticism for its steamy and perhaps less-than-empowering depiction of the protagonist. Michael Dooley and Arlen Schumer weigh in.
A competition to provide the anti-Putin Open Russia movement with a new logo has been announced.
Dominik Imseng, author of “Ugly Is Only Skin-Deep,” discusses DDB's legendary Volkswagen ads.
Aspen Art Press earned Best of Region in the Regional Design Annual for this publication design to accompany Shigeru Ban's "Humanitarian Architecture."
While rummaging through his old, forgotten type history files, Steven Heller came across a cache of American Printing History Association newsletters.